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Support Groups

Support Group meetings are for parents, caregivers, individuals, and/or family members. These meetings may or may not have a guest speaker. There will be time to network with other attendees at each meeting. Meetings are a safe environment for individuals to come together and share with others about personal experiences. If you are a Service Provider and would like to present at one of the meetings please contact info@asaheartland.org to get connected with a Support Group facilitator to arrange a presentation. If you are interested in becoming a facilitator for a new location in Kansas or Missouri, please contact Autism Society - The Heartland at 913-706-0042 or info@asaheartland.org.

Autism Society - The Heartland currently offers TWO virtual Support Groups:

Group 1 -  This group is held the 2nd Wednesday of every month from 6:00-7:00 p.m. virtually via Zoom! Contact Brittany Mitchelson for more information at bmitchelson@bluesprigpediatrics.com.

Group 2 - This group is held the 3rd Thursday of every month from 6:30-8:30 p.m. virtually via Zoom! Contact Bethany Garcia for more information at bgarcia@abskc.com.

The following in-person Support Groups are currently ON HOLD due to COVID-19:

Johnson County Support Group, Overland Park, KS - This group is held the 2nd Wednesday of every month from 6:00-7:00 p.m. at the KU Edwards Campus, Regnier Hall, Suite 270, 12600 S. Quivira Rd., Overland Park, KS 66213.Childcare will NOT be provided at this meeting. Contact Brittany Mitchelson for more information at bmitchelson@bluesprigpediatrics.com

KCMO Support Group, Kansas City, MO - This group is held the 2nd Friday of every month from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at the Kansas City Public Library, Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St. Kansas City, MO 64112. Children are welcome BUT childcare will NOT be provided at this meeting. Contact Katherine Rucker for more information at myloves5000@gmail.com.

North Oak Support Group, Gladstone, MO - This group is held the 3rd Thursday of every month from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at 5604 NE Antioch Road, Ste A, Gladstone, MO 64119! Childcare will NOT be provided at this meeting. Contact Bethany Garcia for more information at bgarcia@abskc.com

Wyandotte County Support Group, Kansas City, KS - This groups is held the 3rdThursday of every month from 6:00-7:30 p.m. at Kansas City Kansas Early Childhood Center, 1708 N. 55th Street (just south of 55th & Parallel), Kansas City, KS 66102. Childcare is provided. Contact Jonathan Goering for more information at jhgoering@sbcglobal.net.

*Other support groups we have offered in the past include the North Kansas City Support Group, East Central Kansas Support Group, Eastern Jackson County Support Group, and Sedgwick County Support Group. Please contact us at 913-706-0042 or info@asaheartland.org if you would like to facilitate a support group in these or other areas.


Become a Sponsor

If you would like to become a Sponsor of one of our support groups, please click here for our 2021 Sponsorship levels and commitment form. You can make Sponsorship payments online here or mail a check with the commitment form to Autism Society - The Heartland, P.O. Box 4455, Olathe, KS 66063. You can also email the commitment form and find more information about sponsoring these groups by contacting ashfundraisingcoord@gmail.com.

If you would like to donate to Autism Society - The Heartland to support our mission, please click here.